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“Legionella's Broth” about GOP colleague's relative gets Democrats in hot water in Illinois

Illinois State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora, faces calls to resign after remarks addressed to a Republican colleague.(Illinois General Assembly) A…

A Democratic state-lawmaker in Illinois faces conversation to resign after saying Tuesday that she would mix a “broth of Legionella” bacteria to infect the “loved” her Republican colleague. [1

9659004] Note by the State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, addressed to GOP Rep. Peter Breen, came up with an excited debate on a bill aimed at helping families to those who died or became ill of a legionnaire’s outbreak at a state-run veteran home.

The Republicans had raised questions about the details and costs of the plan, which republican gov. Bruce Rauner had veto. It required to raise the cover of damages that the state could pay in civil cases from $ 100,000 to $ 2 million, reported the Chicago Sun Times.

“And yes, we know that personal injury will be like bandits, which they tend to do at any time when they reach the General Assembly,” said Breen.

This meant that the democrat, who participated in the proposal, would throw him out.

“To the Lombard representative I would like to make him a legionella broth and pump it into his beloved man’s water system so they can be infected, they can be battered, they can sit and suffer from aspirin instead of to be treated properly and ultimately die “said.

“To the Lombard representative I would like to make him a legionella broth and pump it into his beloved one’s water system so they can be infected, they can be battered, they can sit and suffer from aspirin instead of being treated properly and finally die. “

– Illinois State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora

From his microphone, Breen accused Kifowit of wishing the death of his family.

Later, Kifowit, a Marine Corps veteran, went on Twitter and the floor to say that her comments were incorrectly interpreted, and that she “definitely” wanted him to imagine “if it was your family, hypothetically. “

Republican Republic Jeanne Ives also violated Kifowit’s remarks, reported the Chicago Tribune.

“How dare you. How dare you cook a kind of story about breaking up a lot of Legionella and getting him to feed it to his family,” says Ives. “How dare you take the discussion and debate about a very serious proposition which has a high cost effect on both sides, both for the victim and the state taxpayers. How dare you take an honest debate on a question and then wish for the death of my colleague Peter Breen, his wife and his two adopted children. “

In a second, the republican republic of Kifowit asked to quit.

The Illinois House of Representatives later voted 71-36 to override Rauner’s veto, reported the Sun Times. The bill was transferred earlier this year and meant to help the families 14 people who died and dozens became ill from a legionnaire eruption at the Illinois Veteran Home in Quincy, about 280 miles southwest of Chicago.

At least a dozen legal cases claiming that the state has been guilty of negligence has been filed since Legionnaire’s eruptions of diseases started in 2015 after the establishment after the civil war.

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